Political scientist Dan Caldwell will discuss his book on recent U.S. conflict.

Over the last 10 years, United States armed forces have fought in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan. These conflicts continue to be in the name of ending terrorism, but many Americans are unaware of the history and significance of these battles.

Dan Caldwell, the Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., will discuss the conflicts and his book “Vortex of Conflict: US Policy Toward Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 in Century Room A at the Millennium Student Center at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

“Vortex of Conflict” is a one-volume resource for anyone who wishes to understand why and how the U.S. became involved in these conflicts.

The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception begins at 7 p.m. The discussion is the Dr. Edwin Fedder Annual Lecture in Foreign and International Affairs at UMSL and sponsored by the Center for International Studies at UMSL.

Stanford Security Studies published the 408-page paperback “Vortex of Conflict” in  February. The book can be purchased at amazon.com.

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Jen Hatton

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